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Features Distinguishing Localized (Bullous Impetigo) from Generalized Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS)

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Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

Bullous impetigo is a form of infection with Staphylococcus aureus with bullae limited to one area, hence its name localized staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. It differs in a number of features from the generalized form, in which the exfoliatoxin is absorbed into the blood.

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